The legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government are currently seeking to repeal the Johnson Amendment, the 1954 provision in the U.S. tax code that prohibits all 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations from endorsing political candidates.
$29 million in trusts and annuities are administered annually, representing nearly 300 charitable documents.
Distributed $8.8 million in benefits to donors and nearly $12.3 million to beneficiaries in the last five years to benefit family members, local conference ministries and other mission-driven organizations.
The Regional Affairs Office celebrated its 40th annual Convocation in May 2016.
There are more than 150 NPUC Pathfinder Clubs. Many clubs qualified to participate in the NPUC Bible Experience and NAD Bible Experience events.
There are three new immigrant congregations in the NPUC.
Andre Wang has served as North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) General Counsel since 2015.
Wang is an alumnus of Portland Adventist Elementary and Auburn Adventist Academy and is principal second violinist for the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra in Portland, Oregon.
iPhones and iPads account for 74 percent of mobile devices connecting to NPUC email services, Android 10 percent and Windows phone 8 percent.
Motivations behind cyber attacks making the news in 2015 included cybercrime (67 percent), hacktivism (21 percent), cyber espionage (10 percent) and cyber warfare (2 percent).
Hispanic membership and tithe have both increased 15 percent over the last five years.
The North Pacific Union Hispanic membership as of 2016 is 13,171.
There are 72 Hispanic congregations and 35 pastors always seeking for ways to advance the kingdom of God in the Northwest.
This past school year (2015–2016) there were 515 certificated, full-time K–12 educators in 108 Adventist K–12 schools in the North Pacific Union Conference.
Enrollment in the 2015–16 school year was at 6,200 K–12 students across all NPUC schools. This was the first year with an increase (1.6 percent) in enrollment in the past five years.
Washington Conference Adventist Community Services (ACS) aided and consulted in relief and donations management for the Oso Landslide.
Upper Columbia, Oregon and Washington conferences have been involved in donations management, chain saw crews and relief for the Carlton Complex Fires, raising more than $70,000 for building recovery.
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The Dorcas Society, consisting of groups of women, was established in 1879 as the official Adventist community outreach program.
At the North American Division level, the name “Dorcas Society” wasn’t changed to “Adventist Community Services” until 2010.